Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon 2021 #DH­H21

Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H21 | 19.–28.5.2021


It’s comin’ back around again! The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DHH21 dates have been confirmed: 19.–28.5.2021. Also make note of the application period: 9.–31.3.2021. The event will be organized as an online hackathon. As a CLARIN and DARIAH summer school, the event will be truly international welcoming applications from all over Europe. The NewsEye project will also have a strong presence at the hackathon.

The Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon is a chance to experience an interdisciplinary research project from start to finish within the span of 10 days. For researchers and students from computer science and data science, the hackathon gives the opportunity to test their abstract knowledge against complex real-life problems. For people from the humanities and social sciences, it shows what is possible to achieve with such collaboration. 
For both, the hackathon gives the experience of intensely working with people from different backgrounds as part of an interdisciplinary team, as, during the hackathon, each group will develop a digital humanities research project from start to finish. Working together, they will formulate research questions with respect to particular data sets, develop and apply methods and tools to answer them, and present the work at the end of the hackathon. For information on what the hackathon was like in previous years, see #DHH19, #DHH18, #DHH17, #DHH16 and #DHH15.

Participation to #DHH21 is free to all accepted participants.

5 ECTS credits may be gained from participating in the hackathon for students in University of Helsinki and other universities.

Ap­plic­a­tion sched­ule for #DH­H21

9.–31.3.2021 Application period
9.4.2021 Applicants informed of acceptance
9.–14.4.2021 Registration to #DHH21 for accepted participants
19.–28.5.2021 #DHH21 hackathon online

Information about hackathon themes, data and team leaders will follow.

Prac­tic­al­it­ies and Timetable

The hackathon will take place between 19.–28.5.2021. The participants are expected to commit to the hackathon for the whole period; work takes place mainly between 10am and 5pm on weekdays (the weekend is free!). The detailed timetable and further information on practicalities will be announced later.

Public presentations of the projects will take place at the last day of the hackathon, 28.5.2021.


General organisers:


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